NOCoE Case Studies

NOCoE Case Studies capture the strategies and practices currently being deployed to advance the TSMO industry and enable TSMO practitioners to save lives, time, and money.

Case studies are developed in partnership with the authoring organization or individual to succinctly transfer knowledge for the effective use by others in the industry.

Many of the case studies come from TSMO Award Submissions. Please be sure to consider submitting your practices for upcoming awards.

Additional case studies focus on academic and industry collaboration models, the 2017 solar eclipse, and other TSMO practices being deployed throughout the country.

A Collaborative Effort to Develop the Nevada DOT Comprehensive Business Case

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How Nevada’s initial capability maturity model (CMM) workshop indicated there was a need for a much stronger understanding of TSMO within the agency, which led to the development of a Comprehensive TSMO Business Case. 2. The first step in developing the TSMO... Learn More

Advanced Planning for Labor Day Closure of Mackinac Bridge

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How long-term planning and inter-agency coordination prevented congestion during the closing of a major bridge. 2. Why public communications is an essential method to managing congestion during a special event. 3. How a strategic communications plan can provide... Learn More

Waycare Platform Deployment in Southern Nevada Traffic Management Center

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. All four agencies managing operations in Southern Nevada contributed to the development of the Waycare Platform to advance operations. 2. A decrease in response time was seen in the first few weeks of the pilot program. 3. How the Waycare system automates... Learn More

The Incorporation of Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Enables Utah DOT to Effectively Manage the 2017 Solar Eclipse and Respond to a Large Scale Event

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How Utah’s TSMO program helped the state address a wide range of transportation challenges. 2. Why communications is an essential aspect of transportation operations. 3. That utilizing multiple TSMO strategies is the key to responding to a large-scale event... Learn More

Implementing Integrated Corridor Management By Meshing Freeway Operations With Arterial Operations

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 5 successfully implemented Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) to accommodate extreme growth in the region’s population and tourism. The ICM program is integrated with Florida’s traveler information... Learn More

Emergency Shoulder Use During Hurricane Irma

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. The difference between emergency shoulder use and hard shoulder running. 2. How simulation models helped determine the most suitable routes of evacuation using emergency shoulder use. 3. How public communications on the road and via 511 enable the use of the... Learn More

A Comprehensive Hurricane Response Action Plan For South Florida

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How a Hurricane Response Action Plan ensures TSMO practices are used during a major weather event. 2. The benefits of a creating detailed checklists for before, during and after a storm. 3. Why redundancy and agency collaboration are essential aspects of... Learn More

Severe Incident Response Vehicle Program In The Florida Panhandle During Hurricane Michael

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How severe incident response vehicles supported both the general public and emergency responders. 2. How District Four SIRV operators worked with the District Three traffic management center to respond to requests received. 3. The presence of SIRVs enable other... Learn More

US 90 Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) Project

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How SPaT can serve as a first step in the deployment of connected vehicle technologies. 2. The importance of field reviews, placement of devices and how to develop an understanding of the geography of the roadway in order to deploy SPaT. 3. The importance of... Learn More

Regional Traffic Management Center Traveler Information Website

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How partners worked together across boundaries to build a real-time traveler information website for the region. 2. How working with a vendor, they were able to use vast amount data streams to provide RTMC functionality to the outside world. 3. The traveler... Learn More